MIL-W-16878 Replaced By NEMA HP6 And HP4 Standards


Radix is pleased to announce the availability of silicone insulated wires designed to meet the new NEMA HP 6 standard (publish October 30, 2007). This standard replaces MIL-W-16878 silicone rubber-insulated wire slash sheets (/7, /8, /29 through /32) and covers requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire that is used in the internal wiring of high-reliability electrical and electronic equipment. The standard addresses 600 V (type S) and 1000 V (types SS, and SSB) wire. The standard permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55ºC to +150ºC (tin-copper) or +200ºC (silver-copper).

Radix also has available FEP insulated wires designed to meet the NEMA HP 4 standard. This standard replaces MIL-W-16878 FEP-insulated wire slash sheets (/11, /12, /13) and covers requirements for FEP-insulated stranded wire that is used in the internal wiring of high-reliability electrical and electronic equipment. The standard addresses 250 V (type KT), 600 V (type K), and 1000 V (type KK) wire. The standard permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55ºC to +200ºC with silver-copper conductor.

Radix Wire Company has over 60 years experience in the manufacture of high-temperature wire and cable products. Three time winner of the EDI Innovation Award, Radix Wire provides standard and customized wire and cable products to a wide variety of industries.

If you would like more information about this product, or to schedule an interview, please call Maureen Jasulevich at 216 731-9191 or e-mail Maureen at mjasulevich@radix-wire.com

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